Sam Judge (standing) came off the bench to play for under-strength Edinburgh University in the Scottish Cup. Picture by Nigel Duncan Media

Under-strength Edinburgh University, with former Scottish international Sam Judge (pictured above), their coach, in the line-up, scraped through after penalties against Clydesdale Western Seconds.

Their second string were edged 1-0 at Dundee Wanderers while the thirds beat Highland 1-0. CALA Edinburgh, from Division Two, beat Division One side Grange 1-0 but Erskine Stewart’s Melville Seconds lost 2-0 at Granite City.

Watsonians, however, romped through with an 11-goal win over Grove Menzieshill’s Seconds, with Nikki Stobie, Georgia Jones and Bethan Mann all hitting trebles.

Meanwhile, in the men’s cup, Murray Fotheringham and Stuart Hatton both claimed doubles as Inverleith booked a place in the next round of the Scottish Cup.

Alex Wilson, Charlie Jack and Jimmy Lynch-Small all scored in the 7-2 success in the Capital against their Highland opposition.

It was 2-0 at the break but Inverleith upped the tempo in the second session to run out comfortable winners.

Watsonians also march on thanks to an 8-1 home win over FMGM Monarchs.
Grange, the holders, and Edinburgh University both enjoyed byes in the first round.


Scottish Cup: men: Inverleith 7, Highland 2; Watsonians 8, FMGM Monarchs 1; Glasgow University 4, Erskine Stewart’s Melville 3;

Women: Grove Menzieshill Seconds 0, Watsonians 11; Clydesdale Western Ladies Seconds 1, Edinburgh University 1 (Edinburgh win 4-2 after penalties); Erskine Stewart’s Meville 4, Watsonians Seconds 1; Edinburgh University Thirds 1, Highland 0; CALA Edinburgh 1, Grange 0; Granite City 2, Erskine Stewart’s Melville Seconds 0; Edinburgh University Seconds 0, Dundee Wanderers 1